Alyssa Park earned a spot in music history in 1990, when she was only 16. She became the youngest medalist in the history of the Tchaikovsky Competition, winning the bronze, with extra citations including most promising talent and most interesting personality. Many, many concert engagements followed, plus tours with European and American orchestras. Park is now in her early 30s, and after years of international touring, she’s settling down.
“Well, I moved to Los Angeles a little over three years now. I got married.”
These days, she’s spending more time giving concerts closer to home, which means more appearances in California. And she’s also enjoying a new pursuit – painting.
“It’s funny, it’s the first time in my life where I’ve felt the same way about something as I did when I first started playing violin. I have to kind of step away from it until I’m ready to put that much time into it.”
Alyssa Park appears in recital on Saturday night at 8 at Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church, and Sunday afternoon at 4:30 in Adventure Christian Church in Roseville.